Fun Facts About Roseville, Minnesota

Our office is located in Roseville, Minnesota…so it only makes sense to share some fun facts about our area and where we do business best!

1.The Guidant John Rose MN Oval is the largest outdoor refrigerated skating facility in the world, featuring an 110,000 square foot slab of concrete used for ice-skating in the winter and inline skating in the spring, summer and fall.

2. Roseville’s property taxes are some of the lowest in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. This is partly due to the fact that much of the land is commercially zoned land.

3. Roseville stands on land that was once home to the Dakota and Ojibwa Indians. The Dakota believed their land superior because it was located at the juncture of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, which they poetically claimed, was immediately over the center of the earth and beneath the center of heaven.

Many years later in 1940, Ramsey County Surveyors bolstered this claim when they placed a boulder on the spot they determined was exactly one-half the distance between the equator and the North Pole. That spot is on the east side of Cleveland Avenue, just north of Roselawn Avenue in Roseville.

4. Farms and nurseries dominated the area until the 1930s. Then, commercial development arrived because the area boasted lots of open space, a convenient location and a railroad. when commercial development arrived, attracted by the wide-open space, convenient location, and the railroad.

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5. The city is the hometown of these famous or noteworthy people:

  • MacGyver
  • Stargate
  • Dean Anderson
  • Loni Anderson
  • Peter Krause
  • Jim Kramer

For more information about the city of Roseville and what it’s like to live in the area, contact us at 651-269-3487 or email us at Sandy@Sandy Erickson.com

Sandy Erickson Real Estate 
Keller Williams Integrity Realty
http://www.ericksonteamhomesearch.com

 

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